Rotisserie Chicken Teriyaki Lettuce Cups are Asian lettuce wraps, made with lots of veggies, rotisserie chicken, and Teriyaki sauce. They’re easy to make and travel nicely, so they make the perfect desk lunch AND tailgate appetizer.
Rotisserie Chicken Teriyaki Lettuce Cups
Last month we had a beach picnic with a visiting family member…who loves all food.
I wanted to prepare a nutritious, cooler lunch (besides sandwiches), that would go the distance for our appetites, but I wanted to keep it healthy.
Uhm…nailed it with this one! It was light, nutritious, filling, and really tasty!
Ok, how do you make lettuce cups?
The simpler the better, yes? Yes! Here’s my process for my Chicken Teriyaki Lettuce Cups:
1. chop and saute produce
2. add teriyaki sauce
3. fold in rotisserie chicken and quinoa
4. allow to cool and scoop into lettuce
So, which lettuce is the best for lettuce cups? And how do you cut lettuce for lettuce cups?
I love using a simple lettuce requiring very little prep. In this case, baby romaine hearts. They’re perfectly sized and require only a few steps.
Simply cut off the ends, pull leaves apart, rinse, pat dry, and add filling to them.
Which Teriyaki sauce is the best?
That depends on your preferences, and you know I’m always coming up with simple recipes from scratch.
But for this one, I’m cheating with bottled Teriyaki.
I prefer a reduced-sodium sauce (nothing new there) but am most familiar with the Soy Vay brand as well as Trader Joe’s Soyaki Sauce.
Eventually, I’ll create a recipe for my own Teriyaki sauce, but until then, I’m cheatin’…and you can too!
Love to know your favs!
Yep, these lettuce cups are pretty much in my meal-prep rotation.
You can use them for summer picnics, weekday lunches, road trip grub, party appetizers…you name it!
Ingredients you’ll need for Rotisserie Chicken Teriyaki Lettuce Cups
- avocado oil (or olive oil)
- snap peas
- green onions
- reduced-sodium teriyaki sauce
- rotisserie chicken
- cooked quinoa (optional)
- baby romaine heart lettuce leaves
- unsalted peanuts
Tools you’ll find handy for this recipe
Want more recipes using rotisserie chicken?
Check out my Skip the Takeout Chicken Fried Brown Rice, which is the perfect use for leftover brown rice!
My One Pot Chicken and Broccoli Rice. is a true, throw-and-go recipe requiring one pot and a stove top burner.
This 10 Minute Pesto Chicken Gnocchi Soup is a fabulous, leftover rotisserie chicken recipe that requires only 5 ingredients!
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